The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

by Linda Wyszynski
     
 

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Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try

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Overview

Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs.

Needlework methods include:

- Creative embroidery

- Crewel

- Silk ribbon embroidery

- Bead embroidery

- Cross-stitch

- Needlepoint

Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Wyszynski, a veteran needlework designer, takes a basics-and-beyond approach to needlework. With coverage of embroidery (including sections on thread, beaded, and silk-ribbon), crewel, cross-stitch, and needlepoint; full-color photographs and illustrations; and easy-to-intermediate projects, this comprehensive guide will appeal to crafters of all skill levels. While the stitch guides are top-notch, another high point of this collection is the practical and clever needlework tips. A handy stitch index, allowing for quick look-up of each stitch by name, is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589236417
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Complete Photo Guide Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
601,679
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is a professional needle arts designer who has 20 years experience as a freelance artist creating needlework projects. She is an international teacher, author of needlework textbooks, magazine articles, and multi-author books. Linda specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needle point, and cross-stitch designs and enjoys using embellishments along with stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. She teaches needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Education Department. She has received many awards for her designs. Her work can be seen on the newsstands in Craft, Needlework, and Home Décor magazines.

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